Posts Tagged ‘sup race’

Battle to Paddle MS Australia 2014

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

March 15 2004 – Fionna Guy and Stephen Hill, both active paddle boarders and supporters of F5m+ and MS Research, joined forces and developed the event; ‘Paddle to Battle MS’. It looks a lot like the BOP in California but held in even more rotten conditions. Super challenging and really fun paddling action in a edit by Andrew Cassidy!

Anonymous Response to SUPAA

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
ed. There has been some controversy surrounded the SUPAA which is a newly minted SUP Racing body organized by athletes. This is from an anonymous athlete who should have a voice without repercussions but obviously feels like that may not be possible.

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There seems to be a whole lot of fuss about not much doing the rounds right now and the debates seem to be more intense than any action seen on the water lately.

Could be that it’s the end of a long hard winter for many folk and the lack of water time has gone to their fingertips and keyboards?

Yes, I’m talking about that debate that’s been raging around the interweb and social mediums of late regarding boards, lengths, widths and water lines.

It’s great to see that people have so much passion, love and enthusiasm for what they like to do to be collectively vocal about their opinions, but are the loud voices of a small few shouting over the majority?

Are Olympics the Goal Here?

Ever since I first stepped on a board one of the most prevalent questions asked by those slightly unaware has been ‘is it an Olympic sport?’ as if for a sport to be legitimized, it must also carry the Olympic rings. Just trust me – this has something to do with this whole debacle raging right now.

I was brought up living and breathing the ideals of the Olympics and it’s where the vast majority of sport funding is directed in my home country, especially the high performance, pointy end of the sport. Having grown up training, rubbing shoulders and competing against many of these now Olympic athletes and medalists, most of them did it for the love of their sport and scraped through on the bones of the ass to make their dreams happen. Few of these sports are driven by participation by the masses and they are reliant on grants, handouts or professional circuits to pay the bills.

So are the Olympics important? How about we let our sport grow, mature, become what it may and guess what, like other new generation sports like triathlon (which for many reasons is going through an over haul to retain relevance), snowboarding and free skiing the Olympics came to them as they had matured into mass participation sports that draw media audiences and spectators which in turn sells air time and tickets. After all, the Olympics is as much of a commercial enterprise for host cities as it is a global feel good fortnight celebration of sport, athleticism and the human spirit.

Putting the cart before the horse and trying to lobby for Olympic inclusion at this point of the game is a simple cry for attention. There is also the small matter of consideration that should the sport of Sup come up for Olympic consideration there’s a large amount of housekeeping to be done prior. Remember the debacle of kite surfing being awarded the spot for Rio over ‘board sailing’ (they even changed the name from wind surfing to ‘board sailing’ when it was included). It was short lived. There are likely a couple of things we can learn from this. Before people go into detail about what shape things should take there’s a whole lot of basics that must go before it. Just remember that thing about house keeping – it’s got quite a lot to do with what’s doing the rounds at the moment.

So back to what has sparked the biggest commentary of late, the announcement by the SUPAA about proposed board restrictions and a date by which all manufacturers shall phase in these supposedly agreed industry guidelines. Corran Addison who for reasons right or wrong spoke out in retaliation and while you may agree or disagree with the points he raised, the key thing to consider from this rebuttal is who gave these people the authority to make decisions on behalf of everyone?

I pose a couple of questions regarding this. I attended the first meeting back in Dana Point in late September 2013 when forming an athletes association was proposed. Out of courtesy to the future of our sport and that I was in the vicinity, I, like many others, turned up.

With any gathering of individual athletes, strong personalities and opinions are going to overshadow those with quieter demeanours. Due to time restraints, I excused myself early having registered my name and contact details.

It was with some degree of surprise that I have yet to receive any mailing or notification (other than those I have seen via third party social media channels) the course of action proposed by the SUPAA.

It has been inferred that both athletes and manufacturers have been consulted. No, I haven’t had a personal phone call or consultation so that would lead me to believe that many others have not been consulted either.

I was somewhat even more surprised to be informed that the SUPAA had approached an event of national significance and been snubbed by the organizers due to the fact that many would not be able to participate due to their boards not meeting requirements. Hardly a drive to mass participation.

So while there are many benefits to creating a collaborative approach to helping everyone and making our sport more accessible, I think there are some more pressing issues to be considered first.

We will struggle to be taken seriously by the outside until we have done some robust internal house keeping and while the SUPAA (as well as others previously such as the WPA and other various training oranizations) has done a valiant effort in starting the path towards guardianship, I propose that for a moment everyone puts their agenda and egos aside. That we take a moment to remember why we started to do it in the first place and to form a constitution that is true to the roots of the sport and then take it from there. Let’s not restrain and constrain what it can or possibly could be. Let’s embrace organic growth and celebrate the innovation and creativity that comes with newness.

As Gerry Lopez so rightly put it this week, let’s do it for the love of it first and foremost and not let too many other things get in the way.

We will struggle to be taken seriously by the outside until we have done some robust internal housekeeping.

Stand Up For The Cure Saturday May 4 – 2013

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Stand Up For the Cure Compilation

Video highlights from the Standup For The Cure event in Newport’s back bay. More than 700 paddlers showed up to participate, and helped raise over $30,000 for the Susan G Komen foundation.
http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com/

For more information about the May 4, 2013 event 

Abu Dabi All-Stars Invitational 2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

selection of the world’s best stand up paddlers have been invited to Abu Dhabi to take part in the All Stars Invitational, hosted by Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, UAE SUP and Wadi Adventure. The event will be broadcast live on the 4th – 6th April at www.standupworldtour.com

[Recap]The Doctor Race 2012 Ocean Paddlers World Series

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Fantastic footage and one of the best edits of any paddle race I’ve see. A great retrospective of The Doctor race from 2012. Some great race strategy from Clint Robinson, displays a true passion for the sport of SurfSki paddling – great SUP footage as well..A Must watch IMO.

OceanPaddler World Series & Ocean Sports Media production of the 2012 Doctor Ocean Race. Widely considered as a mini Molokai, the race from Rottnest Island to Sorrento mainland is named after the Fremantle Doctor, a wind the blows most afternoons predominantly S-SW at 20kts plus. This year the world best paddlers are battling for not only a win, but Series Points for the OceanPaddler World Series. Clint Robinson is back for for another crack after dominating in 2009, in his way however is defending champ Tim Jacobs and an ocean of elite paddlers all wanting to pull on the white Doctor gown.

http://www.oceanpaddler.com/
Must read Joe Glickman article on the race

Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Elite Final

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Footage from the 2012 Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez 2012 Battle of the Paddle. Featuring the Boardworks team of Slater Trout, Anthony Vela, Krisztina Zur, Dave Boehne, Cyril Burguiere, Norm Hann, Michael Tavares. Also Danny Ching, Connor Baxter, Kai Lenny, Jamie Mitchell, Candice Appleby and many more.

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Island to Island Waterman Relay 2011

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Catalina Island October 8, 2011 – SUP and Paddleboard teams, and individuals on SurfSki’s and OC1’s will meet this weekend for California’s premier Open Water downwinder from the landing on Santa Barbara Island will go east downwind to Two Harbors – Isthmus Catalina – a 28 mile course. First run in 2004, this race is expected to attract the best endurance paddlers on the Mainland and Australia, including Jackson English who will be again paddling in support of  SurfAid International as he did at this year’s Molokai 2 Oahu World Championships.

English is a schoolteacher at the United World College of SE Asia in Singapore but is originally from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.  In the past five years he has raised more than $200,000 for SurfAid.

“With three healthy young children of my own, it breaks my heart to see kids the same age as mine suffering from very preventable diseases such as chest infections, diarrhoea, malnutrition and malaria,” Jackson said.

Visit the main site for tickets and the latest info!

All Paddleboard teams and their required escort boats will meet at the South end of Santa Barbara Island at 6:30 am for check in. The water start will be at 7:00 am, 100 yards from the landing. The race will be a downhill run from Santa Barbara Island to the west end of Catalina Island, approximately 22 N.M., continuing southeast for 6 N.M. along the island, finishing on the South East side of the pier at Isthmus Cove located at Two Harbors. Official cut-off time for the race is 3pm. Race party begins at 3.30pm!

Four classes are invited,teams of three.
Open Paddleboard
Stock Paddleboard
SUP 14″ only (no 12’6″)
O.C. 1 only.
Each team is required to have an escort vessel.

island to island Waterman relay Giles Finlayson

CATALINA ISLAND SUP FESTIVAL 2011

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

CATALINA ISLAND SUP FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 30TH – OCTOBER 2ND

$15,000 Elite Cash Purse, Demos, Beer Garden, Live Music, Films, Parties and much more….

Learn More About The Prize Purse Distribution

CHARTER BOAT INFORMATION

Departs Friday 3:30 check-in from Long Beach (1046 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802-6329)
You and your board! $68 R/T
Discounts tickets for family members $45 R/T
Please purchase your tickets in advance on the SUP Charter Boat. You must click this link and purchase in advance to get on this boat. CLICK HERE TO BOOK. Rate is $45 R/T without a board and $68 R/T with a board. This is the least expensive option for transportation to the island.
Also Catalina Express will allow boards on their boat during the festival weekend.

Click here for more info

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • All-Inclusive Package Includes
  • Saturday Race, Sunday Race, Event T-Shirt, Board Transportation, Dinner on Saturday, 3 Sierra Nevada Beer Garden Tickets, 2 Skyy Infusions Tickets, All Festivities (Live Concert, films, DJ party) – Enter Promo code NB if you have your own means of bringing your board over – $30 discount.
  • $80 for Open on race day $100
  • $175 for elite on race day $200 ($15,000 prize purse)

Book Now

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Camping Starting at $19 a night (Call 1-800-626-1496)
Hotels Starting at $85 a night (Call 1-800-626-1496)
Vacation Rentals starting at $160 a night (Call 1-800-631-5280 mention 8011 to get 15% off)
Catalina Island hotel availability

Catalina SUP Festival Facebook

Race Results | 2011 Molokai Paddleboard and SUP World Championships Race Results

Saturday, July 30th, 2011
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Race Results | 2011 Molokai2Oahu – Molokai Paddleboard World Championships

Divisions:

Paddleboard – Unlimited Men

1st place: Jamie Mitchell 4:40:31

2nd place: Brad Gaul 4:47:45:90 (faster than Jamie Mitchell’s time from last year!)

Paddleboard – Unlimited Women

1st Place: Jordan Mercer 5:22:31

Paddleboard – Stock Women

Joanna  Bilancieri 6:39:02

 

SUP Unlimited Women

1st place: Andrea Moller 5:26:51

SUP – Unlimited Men

1st Place: Connor Baxter  4:26:10
2nd Place: Scott Gamble

 Paddleboard – Stock

1st place: Eric Abbott 5:26:59

Full results can be found here

Compare them with last years results 

 

Covewater Classic – Northern California SUP Championship

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The First Annual Covewater Classic, Northern California Stand Up Paddle Championships will be held on July 16th, 2011 at Capitola Beach, Capitola.

The Covewater Classic will feature two days of stand up paddling events ~ Race registration is open now!

The Covewater Classic will feature a unique and beautiful paddle course on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, starting and finishing on picturesque Capitola Beach.

The Classic will be comprised of three races to choose from:

  • 2-Mile Open
  • 7-Mile Open
  • 7.5 Mile Elite

The Elite Race purse is $2,000 split evenly between the male and female athletes.  The Classic is a World Paddle Association (WPA) sanctioned event.

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

Huge thanks to the 2011 Covewater Classic sponsors thus far: Surftech (presenting sponsor), Quick Blade, Naish, Standup Paddle Magazine, Standup Journal, Victory Koredry, Dakine, Watermans Applied Science, Adventure Sports Journal, Good Times and Bro Prints.

To be alterted when registration opens, sign up for race news at:

http://www.covewaterclassic.com

RACE ROUTE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS
2.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)

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The two-mile race race is a fun choice for the recreational paddler not yet ready for the 7-mile race.  Paddlers depart from Capitola beach, paddle out past Capitola’s moored sailboats, take a right around a Surftech buoy, paddle parallel to the coastline towards Pleasure Point, round another buoy, and return via the same route.  Once you have approached the beach, you can hop off your board and a Junior Guard will caddy your board onto the beach.  Then carrying just your your paddle, run up onto the beach and finish under the Covewater arch.  This area is a pleasure to paddle, and this will be an enjoyable, but lively, paddle.

7.0 MILE OPEN RACE(click on map for larger view)
7 Mile Open Race
The 7-Mile Open Race route is as follows:

  • First Leg, “Cement Shp Blitz”:  Out from Capitola beach, left around the green Surftech buoy, right around a buoy off New Brighton State Beach, paddle to the Cement Ship and right around the buoy there, back to the first buoy, then into the beach.
  • “Sand Alley”: Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board (a Junior Guard will be there to caddy your board).  Now carrying just your paddle, run up onto the beach and through a fenced chute.  Here spectators will cheer you on as the chute takes you back to the water and your board.  The beach run is short, just 25 yards.
  • “Pleasure Point Sweep”: Paddle back out past the moored sailboats, turn right at the red Surftech buoy and paddle parallel the to the coast towards Pleasure Point.  Right around another Surftech buoy, then return via the same route to Capitola beach.  Once you arrive at the beach, hop off your board again and run up the beach to finish under the Covewater arch.


7.5-MILE ELITE RACE
Featuring the Steelhead Run on the Capitola River!(click on map for larger view)
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The 7.5-Mile Elite Race is the same as the 7-Mile Open Race above, except that the Elite Race features an incredibly unique and beautiful river paddle portion, the “Steelhead Run“.  After completing the first leg of the race, the Cement Ship Blitz, the Elite Racers will pick up their boards, sprint across the beach and put back in the water in the Capitola Lagoon.  There, racers will paddle up the Capitola river (proper name Soquel Creek) to the picturesque Shadowbrook restaurant, where they will round a buoy and return to the beach.  Racers will then sprint back across the beach, carrying their boards, where they will put back in the water and finish the last leg of the race, the “Pleasure Point Sweep”.  This route promises to be one of the most unique, scenic and fun races in California.

The Steelhead Run portion of the race is limited to only the Elite Race Division (and its maximum of 30 paddlers) due to restrictions on use of the Soquel Creek imposed by the NOAA.  NOAA limited the maximum number of paddlers on the Creek to 30, due to the Creek’s importance as a habitat for Steelhead Trout.

SUP4Cancer 2011 SUP Paddleboard Race Dates July 9-10

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Put it on the calendar. You won’t want to miss this powerful event.

Donate to SUP4Cancer

The 2011 SUP 4 Cancer will take place in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge that separates Oregon and Washington. Paddlers who partake in the SUP Endurance Race will experience everything from big swell to big scenery, offering some of the most stunning surroundings in any SUP race — forest-lined basalt cliffs, bald eagles, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped volcanoes.

We will post more information on the format and event as they become available. For questions or sponsorship inquiry, contact race coordinator, Dan Gavere.

Save the Date! July 9-10, 2011

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The 3rd Annual SUP 4 Cancer (SUP4C) will have two dedicated days this year, July 9-10.
Come out and race for prizes, the cause or just to learn the fun watersport of standup paddlesurf (SUP)!

Registration is open March 1.

The Race

Save the Date! July 9-10, 2011

The 3rd Annual SUP 4 Cancer (SUP4C) will have two dedicated days this year, July 9-10.
Come out and race for prizes, the cause or just to learn the fun watersport of standup paddlesurf (SUP)!

Registration is open March 1.

Location: Hood River Waterfront Event Site in Hood River, Oregon.  View Large Map of Hood River and waterfront area.

SUP Distance Race : Open to two SUP craft categories:

  • 13′ and under
  • 13′ +

Course: Downwinder from Viento State Park. This is a 8-mile downwinder through strong current, chop and some of the biggest swell of the Columbia River to Nichols Boat Basin in Hood River. There are a couple of buoys in the middle and a possible obstacle course at some point along the course.

SUP Full Contact Race : is a fun and challenging contest of balance, strength, and determination! Braced with boxing gloves on the handle side of the paddle, racers paddle head to head in heats of 12 competitors, with the goal to knock others off their boards and into the water. The last competitor standing wins the title.

SUP 4×4 Relay Race : consists of 4 teams of four racers each, racing one lap from the Columbia River into the Nichols Boat Basin, back out into the Columbia in front of the Event Site, tagging their team mate for the relay.

Eligibility: Open to men and women at least 18 years of age.

SUP4C Schedule: Times may be subject to change so bookmark this page for updates!!

Friday, July 8th — Athlete pre-registration, athlete’s Fuel Feast, and Kickoff Party!
Saturday, July 9th —
Free SUP lessons every hour on the hour from 12 noon to 5:00 pm by Amundson Boards
Sunday, July 10th
– SUP Events!!
7:30 -9:30 am: Registration
8:30-9:30 am: Athletes go to Viento State Park (must arrange own board transportation to the race — SUP4C volunteers will shuttle racers back to their cars after the race)
10:30 am: SUP Endurance Race start
2 pm-ish: Full Contact SUP Race
4 pm-ish: 4×4 SUP Relay
6 pm: Awards

Funds raised from SUP 4 Cancer will benefit SUP Survivorship Camps for Young Adults with Cancer that Athletes for Cancer is kicking off in April of 2011 in Maui, Hawaii

Event Website

NOAH Kalama Outrigger Classic Races: SUP | OC1 | OC6

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Noah Kalama Outrigger Classic Races Include:

SUP

Men’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Women’s Individual Race (3 miles) – Cash Award
Open Team Relay Race – 4 per team
Novice Team Relay Race – 4 per team

OC1

Sprints for All Age Groups

OC6

Keikis Sprints
Novice Sprints
Novice Mini Iron Race (3 miles)
Open Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards
Masters Iron Race Dash for Cash (15 mile Cabrillo Run) – Cash Awards

Eventbrite http://noah.eventbrite.com

 

Robert August Inaugural Stand Up Paddle Challenge

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Pura Vida Ride is pleased to announce the inaugural Robert August Stand Up Paddle Challenge on June 18, 2011. This event is the first of its kind on the Guanacaste, Costa Rica coast and will be hosted by Robert August and is sponsored by Las Catalinas, Surftech, Pura Vida Ride, and Lolas del Norte restaurant. This event has been organized to involve all age groups and abilities and will include three exciting events focused on competitive racers, sports enthusiasts, novices, and the entire family!

Thanks to our generous sponsors we have an amazing lineup of prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants including full carbon fiber paddles, equipment rental gift certificates, Lolas del Norte gift certificates, and other swag bags for contestants and winners alike. Every entrant receives a race day t-shirt and Robert August Stand Up Paddle Event Poster with the opportunity to have a Robert August autograph.

Our Elite Class Race will feature one lap around our challenging and spectacular 2.5-mile (4km) paddle course and 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach run for a total distance of approximately 3 miles (5 km). This is an open class race for all ages.

The Family Class Race is designed to get everyone in the water and participating! Any human powered craft is allowed, including kayaks, surfboards, rafts, and of course stand up paddleboards. Every craft must include two racers, preferably an adult and a child. This fun and easy 1-mile (1.6km) race will be as much about getting wet and having fun, as it will be about winning! Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes. The secondary contestant (Child) does not have to pay to participate in the event.

The Sprint Class Race will be an exciting and fast paced challenge and will consist of a 0.4-mile (0.6km) beach sprint followed by a 2.5-mile (4km) paddle around our racecourse. This is an open class race for all ages. Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes.

Registration costs are $35 per person and free for children under 14. Registrants can race in multiple events for one registration fee. Signups and more detailed information can be found at www.puravidaride.com

About the Venue:

Playa Danta in the Las Catalinas community is poised to become a pre-eminent international stand up paddle destination. The Guanacaste coastline along the north west of Costa Rica is a dramatic and rich area that offers inspiring venues for all kinds of ocean water sports. Playa Danta is located in the heart of the Guanacaste “Gold Coast” and is particularly unique in that it is an amazingly scenic flat-water bay with near-shore islands within a one-mile paddle. The bay boasts three islands within a 2 mile area, and other islands in the distance that allow for compelling and exciting longer distance paddles.

The wildlife off the Playa Danta coastline is unparalleled. On a typical paddle you can expect to see manta rays, schools of tropical fish, turtles, jellyfish, flying fish, and the list goes on. It is not uncommon to see dolphin and pods of whales on their migratory path. A full outfitter shop is located 150 feet from the water’s edge and includes a rental and retail store devoted to SUP and other outdoor sports. Lola’s Norte, a highly popular and delicious beach front restaurant is located adjacent to Pura Vida Ride and offers simple, fresh, and scrumptious lunches under umbrellas on the sand.

Liberia International Airport (LIR) is just 45 minutes from Playa Danta and offers daily non-stop flights to Miami, Houston, Dallas, and other destinations. Airlines serving Liberia are predominantly American Airlines via Dallas or Miami, Continental Airlines via Houston, and Delta Airlines. Various other carriers offer flights from Canada and Europe as well.

Water and air temperature along this stretch of the coast are consistently around 85 degrees year round making SUP conditions absolutely ideal. Sunrise and sunset both come early in the tropics and don’t change much throughout the year. First light comes around 5:15am throughout the year and sunset comes around 6:00pm. Tides fluctuate dramatically in the tropics making tide selection and knowledge critical when looking to find surf waves or when exploring off shore reefs. A typical tide fluctuates about 10 ft between high and low.

Guanacaste has a “green” and a “gold” season. The green season begins in May with daily light and temperate rains, increasing moderately through June, July, and August and becoming torrential during September and October. The landscape during this season is lush, tropical, and breathtaking. November marks the start of the “gold” season when the rains stop and the coastline begins to dry out increasingly until April, which is the hottest and driest month of the year. During this season the landscape looks more like an African dry landscape and the hills turn “gold”.

The best season to visit Playa Danta for stand up paddling is between November and February when the rains have stopped and the winds are calm. During these months we can have clear blue skies and sheet glass ocean conditions all day, and sometimes all week. In March, April, and May, we have hot, dry weather and higher winds. The winds typically kick up in the afternoon from the northwest and can cause blown out white cap conditions. Typically the morning hours from 5:00am till 10:00am still provide glassy, cooler, and first class paddle conditions. In late May the winds die and we start to get seasonal daily rains and cooler temperatures. May, June, and July also provide great paddling conditions tempered at times by storm systems and daily rain showers. September and October are the rainiest seasons of the year and are not recommended for traveling to Costa Rica.

Eventbrite Register Link : http://puravidaride.eventbrite.com/

 

 

Event – The Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2011

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Moonlight Beach Paddle and Swim 2010 Paddleboard Race3 & 6 Mile Paddle Board Races

  • Date: Saturday May 15th, 2011.
  • Start: 9:00am, at Moonlight Beach
  • Awards 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisions:
    • Stock-12 ft. and under,
    • 14’,
    • Unlimited,
    • Women- Open class.
    • Kapuna (50+).
    • Stand-up Paddleboard, under 12’6″ and over 12’6″
  • Beach start and finish.*
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held on the beach at Moonlight beach at 10:30am or after the final finisher arrives.

*In the case of heavy surf conditions, there will be an in water start and beach finish.


1 Mile Open Water Swim

  • Date: Sunday May 16th, 2010.
  • Start: 8:30am, 1 mile open water swim, to start and finish at Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) after the last Triathlon wave.
  • Awards: 10:30am. Top three finishers in each division will receive an award.
  • Divisons (for both male and female):
    • 1-12
    • 13-14
    • 15-29
    • 30-39,
    • 40-49,
    • 50+
  • New this year is the addition of the Swim Club Challenge for Age Group Clubs and Masters Clubs. Lowest average club time wins. Those racing in the club challenge are still eligible for individual category awards.
  • The open water swim race will be a mass start on the beach. The course will be a one mile loop finishing on the beach.
  • Course Map (pdf)
  • Moonlight Beach (Encinitas) Parking Information (pdf)

Extras: All participants will receive a race t-shirt and assorted sponsor swag, post race refreshments, and entry into draw prizes.

Awards: The awards ceremony will be held in the upper parking lot at Moonlight beach on the stage within the expo area at 10:30am.

Event – Gerry Lopez 2011 Battle of the Paddle Hawaii

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Stand Up Paddle Race Battle of the PaddleMain event site

Ticket purchase below or at http://battleofthepaddlehawaii.eventbrite.com/

2011 Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle HAWAII by Rainbow Sandals

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Gerry Lopez Battle of The Paddle Hawaii 2011RAINBOW SANDALS GERRY LOPEZ BATTLE OF THE PADDLE RETURNS TO HAWAII May 14 & 15, 2011

The world famous stand-up paddleboard (SUP) races and SUP lifestyle exposition known as the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle returns to Oahu, Hawaii, May 14 & 15, 2011, presented by Quiksilver Waterman Collection. The weekend’s events will also be webcast live at www.BattleOfThePaddle.com.

At historic Duke Kahanamoku Beach in beautiful Waikiki as more than 700 of the fastest and fittest men and women on water gather from around the globe to test their skills against the majestic blue Pacific ocean. The weekend of fun, fame and festivities offers something for everyone:

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Beach expo, novice races, championship battles, family and team relays, demonstrations, and hair-raising action! There’s something for all ages and skill levels.

FOR THE ELITE: The Battle of the Paddle is an exciting championship styled surf race that offers the sport’s largest cash purse of $25,000. Think NASCAR meets surfing, as racers battle it out on a multi-lap course that takes them through the surf and onto the sand for a short run.

FOR ALL PADDLERS: The Battle of the Paddle has an Open Age-Group Race, a Distance Race (Hawaii Kai to Waikiki), Kids Races, and SUP Relays. Last year the Hawaii Kai distance race had the largest SUP field ever assembled in Hawaii with over 230 paddlers. This year promises to be even bigger, so come and make history! All races are now open for entry.

FOR THE FAMILY: Looking to try SUP or simply learn more about the latest trends and technical products? Visit the Battle of the Paddle SUP Expo. Meet the world’s best board, paddle and SUP equipment manufacturers to learn about their latest designs and innovations. There will be a rainbow of boards and paddles to demo at the event site. Na Kama Kai will also be on hand to conduct free Hawaiian ocean skills and education clinics for kids. They will also be organizing keiki (children’s) SUP races for all ages and abilities of children.

SWAG: Everyone who enters the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii will receive a pair of commemorative Battle of the Paddle Rainbow Sandals, event tee, lunch and cool event swag. A special welcoming party and aloha concert for competitors will be hosted by Quiksilver Waterman Collection on Friday evening, May 13, featuring local musicians. Event proceeds will directly benefit the Hawaiian Community.

Whether you’re racing for the prize or just want to get your feet in the waters of SUP for the first time, the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle Hawaii is the perfect way to experience the rich tradition of Hawaii’s original surf lifestyle. The event is dedicated to supporting Hawaii’s youth and the local community with a portion of proceeds from the event going to Na Kama Kai.

The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle is proud to receive the support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority this year, and the support of our sponsors: Quiksilver Waterman Collection, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Surftech, Kona Brewing Co., Maui Jim, Duke’s, Patagonia, and Na Kama Kai.

Ice Breaker SUP Festival & Race

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

From the folks that brought you First Bragging Rights SUP Event last September… Mountain Paddle Surf is looking forward to getting the season started for 2011 with the Ice Breaker SUP Festival and Competition.

We’ll have demo’s and instructional clinics that are free to anyone who shows covering beginner to advanced techniques. Races will consist of Team Relay and Endurance competitions. As always, prizes will be given to top competitors.

Sponsored by Mountain Paddle Surf

Registration:

EVENT – STANDUP ROUNDUP FLATWATER FESTIVAL May,1 2011

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

standup_roundup.jpg (65 KB)Welcome to the Hobie Knockout $1,000 SUP Sprint Race which will be held Sunday May 1, 2011 at Bonita Cove, in Mission Bay, San Diego Ca. brought to you by the organizers of the Annual Standup Roundup. Elite Standup Paddlers (Men and Women) from Southern California will match skills, speed and endurance while vying for the top Prize of $1,000 on a 100 meter flatwater sprint course. Heats of 8 paddlers will sprint head to head on boards provided by Hobie SUP, the last finisher will be eliminated until 2 are left to advance to semi finals. The top 2 paddlers from the semi finals will then repeat the process for the Final. (***There will be a surprise twist to the Final race which will test the champion’s skill).

WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

WHERE: SAN DIEGO, MISSION BAY @ BONITA COVE

TIME: STOP BY ANY TIME BETWEEN 8AM – 4PM

WHO: STANDUP MANUFACTURERS; RETAILERS; GENERAL PUBLIC

WHY: TO LET THE GENERAL PUBLIC EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF STANDUP PADDLING IN A FLATWATER ENVIRONMENT (no waves!) AS WELL AS THE FINE WEATHER OF SAN DIEGO! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TRY THE FASTEST GROWING WATERSPORT ON THE PLANET.

MITSVEN CUSTOM DELUXE SUPs
GRAYWHALE TRADING COMPANY
BOARDWORKS SUP
RUSTY SUP
C4 WATERMAN
PREMIERE STANDUP
FCS
MONSTER PAINT
KINGS PADDLE SPORTS
HOLUA
WALDEN SUP
MCTAVISH SUP
GLOBAL SURF INDUSTRIES
HARD OKOLE
HOBIE SUP
SURFTECH
WNC FOAM
DOYLE SUP
NAH SKWELL SUP
WALKING ON WATER SUP
INDO BOARD BALANCE TRAINER
CHEEKY CONIES
QUICKBLADES
SIREN SURF
RRD / A-O-SPORTS

Buzzy Kerbox SUP Clinic @ The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, fun & inspiration at our 2011 SUP Clinic; with surfing legend and extreme Waterman Buzzy Kerbox. Buzzy will take your level of SUP and Surfing if desired, to another level and share his daily regimen of fitness and training.

Package includes:
– All transfers to & from San Jose airport & Zancudo Lodge
– Max 1 night lodging in San Jose
– All lodging at Zancudo Lodge
– Three meals per full day the lodge
– All alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages during meal service
– Two separate day tours at the lodge

Join Buzzy and get stoked for life

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Buzzy Kerbox SUP Clinic @ The Zancudo Lodge, Costa Rica

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, fun & inspiration at our 2011 SUP Clinic; with surfing legend and extreme Waterman Buzzy Kerbox. Buzzy will take your level of SUP and Surfing if desired, to another level and share his daily regimen of fitness and training. Join us and get stoked for life.

Package includes:
All transfers to and from San Jose airport & Zancudo Lodge
Max 1 night lodging in San Jose
All lodging at Zancudo Lodge
Three meals per full day the lodge
All alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages during meal service
Two separate day tours at the lodge

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Robert August Inaugural Stand Up Paddle Challenge

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Join us for the first of many Stand Up Paddle challenges at Las Catalinas, Playa Danta, Costa Rica!

Register on Eventbrite

Sponsored by Las Catalinas, Surftech, Pura Vida Ride, and Lola’s Norte, this inaugural event will be hosted by Robert August and is being organized by Pura Vida Ride. The day will include three exciting events focussed on competitive racers, sports enthusiasts, novices, and even your entire family! Sponsored by the Las Catalinas Community, Surftech, Lola’s Norte, and Pura Vida Ride, this event has been organized to involve all age groups and abilities.

Distance Class Race:

8:00 am start

2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run/2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run. Total distance 5.8 miles

Any class board is permitted under 12’6”

Race Classes: Open

Family Class Race:

10:00 am start

1.0 mile paddle

Any human powered craft is permitted (kayak, surfboard, SUP, raft)

All craft must contain two people, preferably one adult and one child

Race Classes: Open

Sprint Class Race:

11:00am start

0.4 mile run/2.5 mile paddle. Total Distance 2.9 miles

Any class board is permitted under 12’6”

Race Classes: Open

Race Class

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Distance

Surftech San-O 9” C Full
Carbon Fiber Paddle

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Sprint

Surftech Ventana Composite
Carbon Fiber/Fiberglass Paddle

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

Family

Lolas Norte $50 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride ½ day SUP,
Kayak, or MTB Bike Rental for two

 

Lolas Norte $30 gift
certificate

Pura Vida Ride 10 cup coffee
pass

 

All competitors
will recieve a T-Shirt and commemorative race day poster at checkin. Children
under 14 are free.

7:00am Checkin
and Registration

Our Distance
Class Race will feature two laps around our challenging and spectacular
2.5 mile (4km) paddle course and 0.4 mile (0.6km) beach run for a total
distance of 5.8 miles (9.3 km).  This is an open class race for all ages.
 Top 3 males and top 3 females will be awarded prizes.
View
the race course here.

Distance Class Race:

  • 8:00 am start
  • 2.5 mile paddle/0.4
    mile run/2.5 mile paddle/0.4 mile run.  Total distance 5.8 miles
  • Any class board is
    permitted under 12’6”
  • Race Classes: Open

The Family
Class Race is designed to get everyone in the water and participating!
 Any human powered craft is allowed, including kayaks, surfboards, rafts,
and of course stand up paddle boards.  Every craft must include two
racers, preferably an adult and a child.  This fun and easy 1 mile (1.6km)
race will be as much about getting wet and having fun as it will be about
winning!  Top 3 winners will be awarded prizes. The secondary contestant
(Child) does not have to pay to participate in the event.
View
the race course here.

Family Class Race:

  • 10:00 am start
  • 1.0 mile paddle
  • Any human powered
    craft is permitted (kayak, surfboard, SUP, raft)
  • All craft must contain
    two people, preferably one adult and one child
  • Race Classes: Open

The Sprint
Class Race will be an exciting and fast paced challenge and will
consist of a 0.4 mile (0.6km) beach sprint followed by a 2.5 mile (4km) paddle
around our race course.  This is an open class race for all ages. Top 3
males and top 3 females will be awarded prizes.
View
the race course here.

Sprint Class Race:

  • 11:00am start
  • 0.4 mile run/2.5 mile
    paddle.  Total Distance 2.9 miles
  • Any class board is
    permitted under 12’6”
  • Race Classes: Open

The Zancudo Lodge SUP Clinic – Stand Up for Women’s Health w/ Suzie Cooney

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Join us in beautiful Costa Rica at The Zancudo Lodge for a all-inclusive 6 day and 5 night adventure of training, inspiration and fun at our 2011 SUP Clinic with “Stand Up for Women’s Health” featuring Suzie Cooney, from Suzie Trains Maui. Suzie’s clinic’s have been attended by hundreds of women who want to be healthy and get strong through stand up paddling.

Package includes:

All transfers to and from San Jose and Zancudo lodge.
Max 1 night lodging in San Jose.
All lodging at Zancudo Lodge.
Three full meals a day at the lodge.
All alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks during meals.
Two separate day tours at the lodge.